Tuesday, the beautiful people at The Literary Lab will be posting up something I wrote. How cool is that?!
UPDATE: This is the link!
Please head over to check it out. I had notes for more, but wanted to keep it as succinct and straightforward.
Interested in seeing more? Lemme know.
Inspired by the hooplah over Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Domey held an exhibition of critiquing extremes: Tiger Mother vs. Nice. The preference of those who commented leaned heavily toward the Tiger Mother style.
The opening of my "William the Goat" short got the Nice treatment. And I learned things about my piece that I didn't know before. Things that I might not have learned if I had gotten the Tiger Mother. Because Nice accentuates the positives and Tiger the negatives. Achievements versus failures.
From the comments section, most advocated a balanced approach. Call me William Blake, but I think that the tension of the extremes is necessary.
We can discuss that later.
I'm writing about how a writer should react to the critique. What do you do when you get a response you didn't expect or want? Hint: You do not throw a chair.
Be on the lookout for my guest post tomorrow morning.
Here's a preview. Of course, the X's will be removed on LitLab's post.